A good run around the gravel pits for Sam after he wakes me up twice during the night and then back to brief the gardener re shredding the rubbish and clearing up the riverside garden. Over to Nigel after Daniel had forgotten to ask him to pass them over some Cambridge Street Planning documents for me to deliver to Pathfinder House later.
There to see his recently imported crate of African sculpture from Kenya. John Major makes an offer to Sein Fein this evening to get their I.R.A. wing to renounce violence, infuriating some of the Ulster Unionists
The weather dry but cold and not a good start to the day as Sam wakes up twice during the night. Whilst he may have been disturbed by Dan coming in after 1.00am, we think the real reason is him getting too cold on damp and scanty bedding. In any case, I gave him some extra bedding on the second occasion, and he seemed all right after that. Tired, therefore, to start the day but I still gave Sam a good run around the gravel pits. The little meadow field (now a stubble field) was still flooded today as the water was high and so we stuck to the footpaths. Back to show the gardener what I had done at the weekend and to ask him to carry on shredding the garden rubbish and clearing up the riverside garden.
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As I worked away on my journal summaries, I was hoping to hear from Daniel who was going to help me get some drawings back from Hail Weston House. No word by lunchtime when Diana had come back from her shopping and so I had to call and find out that Nigel had forgotten to pass them over to him! I got Nigel to return my call later and found out he had been distracted by the arrival of his long lost crate from Kenya and so I had to drop by and get the drawings myself on the way to Huntingdon. Nigel had been very excited about the potential of African Sculpture when making his photographic Safari of Kenya a year or two back and had been persuaded to part with a thousand pounds for the import of some samples.
When these had failed to arrive, he had lost faith and thought that he would never see either the goods or his money again and then this crate arrived. It was full of carved sandstone and wooden objects which looked quite good. Not much time to loiter as I had to get over to Pathfinder House and back home in time to walk Sam before dark. I checked the plans with the reception clerk to ensure that they were complete before depositing them and now we have to wait for them to be discussed by St Neots Town Council.
Not much time before dark for me to walk Sam but I did manage to do it. An evening's work on my journal archive and then to watch some televised football and other programmes before retiring fairly early to recover from our disturbed night. Diana had taken Della to Brownies in the evening and, although our little girl had a bad throat and could hardly speak, she was cheerful and gave no hint as to what was to come.
John Major makes an offer to Sein Feinn this evening; get their I.R.A. wing to renounce violence and they will be allowed a place at the negotiating table. This is infuriating some of the Ulster Unionists upon whom the Tories depend for their House of Commons majority and there could be political trouble ahead.